Practice Area: Construction Law
Updated: Mar 21, 2020
Professionals in the construction industry are often immersed in legal disputes arising from contract disputes, payment refusal, claims of defective construction work, and mechanics’ liens. These can be avoided through the use of detailed contracts prior to beginning a construction relationship or, if litigation has commenced, through proactive negotiations. Our goal is to consistently provide sound legal advice and experienced representation to our clients on all construction matters, including, but not limited to:
- Contract negotiations and drafting
- Counsel suppliers on establishing effective lease, rental, and credit documentation and processes
- Preparation and enforcement of Mechanic's Lien rights
- Preparation and enforcement of Liens on Public Funds rights
- Preparation and prosecution of Payment and Performance Bond Claims
- Prosecution an defense of common construction related claims:
- Breach of contract - Failure to perform in workmanlike manner
- Prompt Pay Act violations - Consumer Sales Practices Act violations - Home Construction Service Supplier Act violations - Homeowner's Amendment enforcement and counseling
- Prosecution and defense of defective architectural and engineering design claims
- Defense of environmental claims by Ohio EPA - Replevin and repossession counseling for equipment suppliers
We regularly represent builders, property developers, general contractors, subcontractors, materialmen and other construction professionals in all stages of construction, from planning and zoning applications, to drafting and review of construction contracts, forming a business entity or joint venture, and environmental compliance concerns.
We work to avoid the legal pitfalls of the construction industry. However, when legal disputes arise, we will negotiate or litigate, working to obtain the appropriate resolution for the issue on behalf of our clients.